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Breed of the Month ~ May 2016 ~ Yorkshire Terrier
Congratulations to Marty and Alan Krenek
  


 A Yorkshire Terrier is a very spirited, healthy, strong , intelligent and lovable, diminutive terrier that makes an excellent companion.   Because of their small size, they do travel well and adapt easily into most situations.

Originally, the breed was developed to control rats in coal mines and in the cotton mills of Yorkshire, England.   In the mid-1800s they were closer to 15 pounds – similar to the three or four different terrier breeds used to develop the breed.  Today’s standard requires that the Yorkshire Terrier weigh no more than seven pounds.


Yorkshire Terriers, affectionately known as "Yorkies," offer big personalities in a small package. Though members of the Toy Group, they are Terriers by nature and are brave, determined, investigative and energetic. Surprisingly enough, in its beginnings, the Yorkie belonged to the working class, especially the weavers; in fact, facetious comments were often made about how the dogs' fine, silky coats were the ultimate product of the looms.

Eventually, the breed left the workforce and became a companion animal to families of European high society. The Yorkie was first recognized by the AKC in 1885.

The Yorkshire Terrier’s appearance is that of a well-balanced, long coated, small terrier, readily identified by its steel blue and tan, straight-flowing coat. The hair is parted on the muzzle and from the base of the skull to the end of the tail.

The body is square and evenly proportioned. The dog’s high head carriage and confident manner gives the appearance of vigor and self-importance.  The dogs exhibit a smooth and flowing movement,  moving  in a straight line.  The topline remains level while gaiting.

Due to their small size, Yorkies require limited exercise, but need daily interaction with their people. Their long coat requires regular grooming.

Yorkies can be found competing in agility, obedience and rally as well as in conformation.



Our Champions


Baxter
Merrymaker Its My Turn

Ember
Ember getting ready for the match she went to today. She did really well! Love this girl! Ember's name is now official, Rosemark Embraceable Me.

JJ
JJ was a group placing AKC Champion, International Champion, and Bahamas Champion, and a UKC Grand Champion that won multiple Bests in Show in UKC. CH. Merrymaker's Jaunty Jaywalker

Tooey
CH. Merrymaker I'm a JJ Too

 





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